Despite Pleading from Fans, NBA Live 19 Developers Say They Will Not Nerf the Golden State Warriors

It seems that the Warriors will continue to be just as busted in NBA Live 19 as they are in real life.

By Logan Moore

August 24, 2018

The Golden State Warriors are busted. I’m not just talking about in video games but in real life.

The winners of three of the last four NBA Finals and potentially one of the best teams in the history of the sport just added Demarcus Cousins this offseason–one of the league’s best centers–to further tilt the odds in their favor. Clearly, if the NBA isn’t going to restrict the Warriors in the real world, then the least that could be done is to see developers nerf the team in their own games.

In a recent interview with DualShockers, we asked the developers of NBA Live 19 if they would do the right thing and nerf the Warriors in the game this year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like they have the gall to do what we all know is the right thing. They told us the following:

“I mean, we have to stay true to the real world. If KD is a 90+ player, I don’t know what we can do to really nerf him. They’re going to be a dominant team. That being said, I think there’s hope.

You look at Boston, they got a great young team, Hayward is going to be back. Who knows what LeBron is going to do in LA, and who knows what happens in the post-season. You never know, and that’s kind of the beauty of it. I think even watching the playoffs this year, you had a pretty competitive playoff series between Houston and Golden State, but there are teams that can compete, so we’ll see.”

Wow, the nerve of these developers to even suggest that any other team will be able to compete with Golden State. And to cite that LeBron and the Lakers as a team that could be capable of making waves this season? Come on, now. That team is a dumpster fire waiting to happen. Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee will be leading the “Lakeshow” to a first-round playoff exit faster than you can imagine.

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It looks like we’ll just have to accept that the Warriors will continue to be as broken in our games as they are in the actual NBA. It’s a shame that no developers are willing to do the right thing.

Anyway, NBA Live 19 is scheduled to launch on September 7 for Xbox One and PS4. Keep an eye out for our full interview with the team behind the game in the coming days.

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